John Worden is a trial lawyer. He has tried more than 50 cases for plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts and in front of judges, juries, and binding arbitration panels across the country. Although most of his trials have been on the defense, John has four seven- and eight-figure plaintiff verdicts. He practices throughout the U.S., and in addition to being admitted in California, is admitted in Nevada (where he has tried—and won—seven cases to verdict).
John is the long-time chair of the San Francisco Bar Association’s (BASF) ADR/Arbitration Section and a former board member of both BASF and BASF’s Justice and Diversity Center.
In addition to his courtroom trial work, John’s experience in the financial services area involves dozens of Financial Industry Regulator Authority (FINRA) arbitrations, ranging from banking disputes and customer suits against broker-dealers to venture capital and private equity disputes.
John has successfully represented both policyholders and carriers in insurance disputes in such areas as:
John has handled construction disputes for 30 years, representing subcontractors, prime contractors, and owners in all types of litigation, including:
John has handled and tried for plaintiffs and defendants the following types of personal injury cases:
In his spare time, John is an athlete. He is a black belt kung fu instructor (having received multiple golds at the National Kung Fu Championships in Baltimore and a silver medal at the 2003 World Kung Fu Championships in São Paulo Brazil) and competes in two other sports.